• Ladybird Theatre, Riding a Roller Coaster Flying into the Future, video still, 2013. Courtesy CONTACT Photography Festival.

    Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post four. Through the Body.

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Through the Body: Lens-Based Works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists University of Toronto Art Centre, April 29-June 28, 2014   by Magdalyn Asimakis Mid-way through the Contact Photography Festival, the exhibition “Through the Body: Lens-Based works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists” opened at the University of Toronto Art Centre. Though Chinese contemporary art has had […]

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  • Mike Schreiber, Blackstar, Courtesy CONTACT Photography Festival.

    Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post three. 40 Years of Hip Hop.

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    Communicating Identity in 40 Years of Hip Hop Photography  Gladstone Hotel, May 2-31, 2014   by Magdalyn Asimakis As a nod to the 40th year since hip hop was founded in New York’s south Bronx, the Gladstone Hotel is showing a selection of iconic photographic portraits of hip hop artists and emcees for the Contact […]

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  • Rob Hornstra, Mikhail Karabelnikov, Sochi, Russia, 2009, © Rob Hornstra / Flatland Gallery.

    Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post two. The Sochi Project.

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus A Project by Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen Contact Gallery May 1-31   by Magdalyn Asimakis Two years after the International Olympic Committee decided that Sochi would host the 2014 Winter Olympics, photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggen decided to […]

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  • Leuba

    Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post one. Starting with the Self.

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    Starting with the Self Identity in Material Self: Performing the Other Within at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art   by Magdalyn Asimakis   Artists: David Favrod, Charles Fréger, Hendrik Kerstens, Namsa Leuba, Meryl McMaster, Dominique Rey, Tomoko Sawada, Mary Sibande On an evening that seemed to be the first of spring in Toronto, the […]

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  • IssueCovers

    Issue 31.1 and Issue 31.2

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    BlackFlash Magazine is very proud to announce the release of our first two issues in 2014. Issue 31.1 (March 2014) Features and highlights: A review of Erin Shirreff’s (BC/NY) Pictures exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, presented alongside a specially commissioned Artist portfolio assembled exclusively for BlackFlash. Erin Shirreff was recently awarded the […]

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Issue 29.3


Choose one: 1 copy CAN $8.00 CAD 2 copies CAN $17.00 CAD 3 copies CAN $32.48 CAD 1 copy USA $13.00 CAD 1 copy INT’L $20.00 CAD   On the cover: Dustin Wilson, Homo Pilosus (forensic panorama), 2011, ink on photographic inkjet print.   Issue 29.3 Features: Picturing the West: Sheila Spence by Wayne Baerwaldt […]

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Optic Nerve 2012


Winner Nathan Cyprys, When Divided Several Times By a Ghost Honourable Mentions Chloë Ellingson, With You Marie-Andrée Houde, View #2 Isabel M. Martinez, Chevron #1    Christopher McLeod, Move Up or Move Out Brett Smith, Origin  Nathan Cyprys,  Stool Standing On Two Legs Hunched Over Hanging Arms Down In a Disdainful Manner Amidst Late Afternoon Sunlight When I […]

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A guide to Canadian copyright for the artist: get copy right


By Marcus Miller Last January, Wikipedia’s 24-hour blackout shed some light on the struggle for the freedom to copy and its cast of characters. (On January 18 Wikipedia shut down it’s English-language website for 24 hours to protest two bills before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate: the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” SOPA and […]

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Emanuel Licha’s Striking a Pose


Emanuel Licha’s, Striking a Pose PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK January 20 – February 25, 2012 By Bart Gazzola   I was reading the Globe and Mail when I encountered a photograph that made me stop. It held me rapt for a few minutes. The image was of a victim (or criminal) pushed up in a […]

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The Gamer Is Present

There was a time when my brother, my sister and I sat on the bed in our spare room suggesting actions for my dad to pilot Roger Wilco around worlds in the Sierra-made game Space Quest. Now all grown up and big enough to the play video games on my own I was excited to […]


Cindy Sherman’s impostor

This week’s episode of This American Life is about people pretending to be people they’re not. In it Ira Glass tells a story about he and his friend visiting a Cindy Sherman exhibition and having a woman introduce herself as Sherman in the gallery. I won’t ruin the rest of the story because I won’t […]

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